I first mentioned Delta’s 9178-AR-DST pull-down faucet in this list of best stainless steel pull down kitchen faucets. But if you happened to be looking up that particular model, you might get a little confused with two slightly similar models also by Delta, the 9159-AR-DST and 9192T-AR-DST.

In this post, I’ll be mapping out the difference between these three models.

Delta Pull Down Kitchen Faucets – 9178-AR-DST vs. 9159-AR-DST vs. 9192T-AR-DST: What’s Is The Difference?

Feature1 or 3-Hole Installation
DIAMOND Seal Technology
3/8" Compression
7-7/8" Aerator Clearance
1.8 GPM
Pull-down wand operates in an aerated or spray mode via ergonomic buttons
High-arc spout provides large work area in your sink
Single handle design for precise control with one hand
For three hole, 8-Inch installation, order optional escutcheon RP64070
MagnaTite Docking
1 or 3-Hole Installation
DIAMOND Seal Technology
3/8" Compression
Touch2O Technology
1.5 GPM
TitleDelta Faucet 9178-AR-DST Leland Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet, Arctic StainlessDelta 9159-AR-DST Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet, Arctic StainlessDelta Faucet 9192T-AR-DST Addison Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O Technology, Arctic Stainless
Height9.19 inch10.99 inch10.34 inch
Weight7.74 pound5.93 pound5 pound
Width12 inch13.88 inch5 inch
Length9.19 inch24.75 inch10.34 inch
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The Difference:

Maximum Flow Rate:

  • The 9178-AR-DST and 9159-AR-DST have a 1.8 GPM (Gallon per Minute) Maximum Flow Rate, while the 9192T-AR-DST has 1.5 GMP flow rate.


  • All three faucets are for 1 or 3 hole installation.

Touch Technology:

  • The 9192T-AR-DST is the only faucet of these three that is equipped with Touch2O Technology that allows you to start water flow by touch.


  • All three are a pull-down faucet design.
  • The 9159-AR-DST has the highest arch design, which is more modern and allows to fit higher items under it.
  • 9178-AR-DST is available in 5 finishes (stainless steel, arctic/brushed stainless steel, chrome, venetian bronze, champagne bronze)
  • 9159-AR-DST is available in 3 finishes (stainless steel, chrome, champagne bronze).
  • 9192T-AR-DST is available in 4 finishes (stainless steel, chrome, arctic stainless steel and Venetian bronze).

What’s The Difference Between Stainless Steel, Spotshield Stainless Steel and Arctic Stainless Steel?

When picking a faucet and choosing the right finish, you might get confused over these names. They’re all stainless steel, but with some variation:

  • Stainless Steel is the traditional finish that we’ve all come to love. It’s usually the most practical choice as it’s affordable and easy to clean and maintain.
  • Spotshield Stainless Steel is a kind of stainless steel with added coating that makes your faucet look spotless for a longer time. The coating protects the faucet from water spots or fingerprints. This type of stainless steel usually has muted finish.
  • Arctic Stainless Steel is the same as traditional stainless steel, but it has a matte finish. The shade of it is more on the gray/blue undertones (hence the name Arctic) as opposed to the yellowish/gray undertone of traditional stainless steel.

Which One Do You Choose?

I hope this will help you understand the difference between these three faucets and make a better buying decision!


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